Taxi accident victim McCusker marries

2012-05-28 10:51

Johannesburg - The advocate who was badly injured last year when she was dragged hundreds of meters by a taxi in Johannesburg, got married on Saturday, Beeld reported.

Advocate Kim McCusker was travelling with her fiance, Lourens Grobler, in his bakkie when they were involved in an altercation with taxi driver Matome Thamage in Lonehill on September 13 2011.

Thamage alleges Grobler tried to assault him as he sat in his minibus. McCusker, who was standing in front of the taxi, was hit and dragged for several hundred metres when Thamage tried to race away from the scene.

McCusker spent nearly three months in hospital, followed by intensive rehabilitation and therapy.

The couple would have married in February, but postponed the wedding for the sake of her recovery.

In February, McCusker mentioned on the Facebook supporters group, created for her by her sister Julia, that she was still battling to walk normally.

When she married Grobler on Saturday, at the Velmore Hotel in Erasmia, Centurion, she was able to walk down the aisle.

  • John - 2012-05-28 10:57

    Good for her! I'm glad!

      Junebugg - 2012-05-28 11:58

      Why is this news????

  • Dave - 2012-05-28 11:06

    Yep, apparently walked down the aisle, and had no visible scaring, and looked just like any other bride, a stunner! Brave and determined lady

      Dave - 2012-05-28 11:41

      Normally I dont give a shyte about the thumbs down but in this case who wouldnt want to wish this girl well? She is lucky to be alive, lucky to be able to walk and also not to be horribly disfigured, I know this from personal circumstance, so who would wish this on anyone, jeeeeeeez

      shiv179 - 2012-05-28 12:19

      @Dave It's those brainless, retarded ANC supporters who are thumbing down every single positive comment on this article.

      John - 2012-05-28 13:23

      they are known as the clickers, have nothing positive to comment so the just click thumbs down and i agree big up to this lady shes been through a tough time.

      Yar - 2012-05-28 16:10

      Sadly Dave - the bit about disfigured is not a happy situation. She will have very serious long term damage.

  • i2meleng - 2012-05-28 11:10

    Oh awesome news for a change, happy for her. She went through a terrible ordeal but hey she's smilling today.

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-05-28 11:20

    Awesome! Congrats you two!

  • Fredster - 2012-05-28 11:24

    Awesome, well done and all the best for the future

  • ilzeb - 2012-05-28 11:27

    So Happy for her!! Really a heartwarming story!

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-05-28 11:32

    So happy for you. Congrats and wish you both a wonderful future together.

  • Pieter Mulder - 2012-05-28 11:33

    What happened to the taxi driver I wander?

      Dave - 2012-05-28 11:36

      The trials for both the taxi driver and the now husband are still continuing

  • lefnkompela - 2012-05-28 11:33

    beyond happy for them, wish that taxi driver will get a long very long time behind bars...

      gregory.wellsclifton - 2012-05-29 08:20

      And soon the husband could be a convicted criminal. Their actions weren't devoid of aggression either

  • Thadelphukem - 2012-05-28 11:37

    Wishing you love and blessings in your married life together... You are a true inspiration and may your recovery grow from strength to strength...

  • Ian - 2012-05-28 12:01

    all the best - you're a brave woman

  • Jackie - 2012-05-28 12:15

    Should invited the Taxi driver to be the Best Man as a gesture of reconciliation, but hey with them there is no such as forgiveness/reconciliation.

      Carla - 2012-05-28 13:15


      randomhero6661 - 2012-05-28 15:32

      jackie i thought you were in the medical ward? they give you the "internet device" now?

  • Hallo - 2012-05-28 12:16

    Don't stand in front of taxi's while their hubby is beating one.

      Yar - 2012-05-28 16:30

      @Hallo You weren't on the scene. You are talking cr@p. Spreading lies like you do stinks. If you don't have anything honest, accurate or constructive to say, then shup up.

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  • Sithembiso - 2012-05-28 13:30

    I'm sorry to spoil the wedding after party, but is this worth an article on an international website?? Seeeeriously??*in Lala's voice*

      Yar - 2012-05-28 16:32

      Are you a taxi driver, or just another type of idiot.

  • Trevor - 2012-05-28 14:02

    We'll done girl. It show's your a fighter keep it up.

  • Freddie - 2012-05-28 14:58

    The sun will come up tomorrow. Just want to see how many thumbs down I get for that comment.

      Yar - 2012-05-28 16:36

      @Fred I cannot respond - because there is no "confused" button.

  • Donne.3 - 2012-05-28 16:19

    Well done Kimi!

  • michaela.wilkie - 2012-07-30 15:31

    Congratulations! So happy that Kim is recovering so well after this freak accident. Wishing you and your hubby many, many happy years together ;o)

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